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Stumptown coffee at Boerum Hill Food Co.

lambretta76 Aug 25, 2008 01:45 PM

As I was walking by this past weekend, I noticed a sign outside of the BHFC stating that they were now serving Stumptown coffee from Portland, OR. I'm quite happy about this, as I like the spot, although they used to serve Gorilla, which I find to be over-roasted.

Anyways, coffee geeks in the neighborhood may want to check this out and see how they're doing with these beans.

Boerum Hill Food Co.
134 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  1. TBird RE: lambretta76 Aug 25, 2008 02:27 PM

    stumptown is already setting up in town(manhattan)...

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      Joe MacBu RE: TBird Aug 25, 2008 03:48 PM

      ...and in Red Hook:


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        TBird RE: Joe MacBu Aug 25, 2008 07:32 PM

        thanks joe, even better! i've heard nothing but great things about them. :-)

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          Brigita RE: TBird Aug 26, 2008 05:47 AM

          I'm there! I brought back some last time I was in PDX in Nov. Thanks for the tips!

    2. lambretta76 RE: lambretta76 Aug 26, 2008 06:47 AM

      That's brilliant that they'll be setting up in Red Hook. Very exciting.

      1. VeggieBooty RE: lambretta76 Aug 26, 2008 10:43 PM

        they sell it at Brooklyn Label too

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          VeggieBooty RE: VeggieBooty Sep 28, 2008 06:04 PM

          I live in Greenpoint but was down on Smith Street today and I am out of beans so I stopped in at Boerum Hill Food Co. to pick some up. I was nicely told by the guy working behind the counter that they were sold out of bags for sale, but would have more later in the week. No big deal, I thought, I'll just take the G up to Brooklyn Label and pick up a bag there on my way home.

          So I get in there about 4:10, the door is wide open, the restaurant is half full, the cashier is counting money and says that they are closed so he can't sell me the beans. It doesn't matter that they have bags and bags of them and I don't need anyone to help me. It doesn't matter that I have exact change. It doesn't matter that half the tables still are eating and for sure haven't paid. What has happened is that they have lost me as a customer, and Boerum Hill Food Co. will be seeing me again in the near future.

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            gnosh RE: VeggieBooty Sep 29, 2008 08:56 AM

            It is odd. They have changed their menu, and apparently have decided to become mean in the bargain. I was there for brunch this weekend, and I actually felt like I was on candid camera. At what point would I snap and start shrieking at the waitperson? Anyway. The new menu is also a little sad. More upscale and particular. They have done away with the more diner classic kind of food that I think they used to do so well.

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              Nehna RE: gnosh Sep 29, 2008 05:43 PM

              My husband and I had a really nice breakfast there a few days ago, sitting at the lovely table in the window. I had a cheddar and sundried tomato omelet. Husband had a very nice goat cheese omelet. I personally didn't like the old menu...everything was very heavy and dinerish. The omelets, in contrast, were light and fluffy and just the right size.

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                gnosh RE: Nehna Sep 29, 2008 06:00 PM

                Well, omelets were always on the menu. And I consider dinerish to be a good thing, when done with care.

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                  Nehna RE: gnosh Sep 30, 2008 01:44 PM

                  I don't disagree on diner food, though its not a favorite of mine. My point was really that the food I had, with the old menu, was not diner food 'done with care'...it was just heavy, greasy breakfast food that I wasnt fond of, as opposed to the light food we had there the other day. Might just be a personal preference thing. Breakfast has never been a favorite meal of mine.

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                    Asumnuthin RE: Nehna Oct 6, 2008 08:00 AM

                    I know they have changed their menu yet again recently after loosing their newest chef. I hope they dont become another queens hideaway and close their doors.

        2. sophie. RE: lambretta76 Aug 27, 2008 11:24 AM

          Stumptown is my favorite coffee in all the world. And Duane Sorenson is one of my heroes.

          I currently buy my Stumptown at Ninth Street.

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            Nehna RE: sophie. Sep 29, 2008 06:44 AM

            I agree. It's quickly becoming my favorite as well.

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              mrnyc RE: Nehna Oct 6, 2008 07:03 PM

              yeah, ive been drinking stumptown iced americanos at ninth st espresso at the chelsea market like its liquid crack ($3). i finally started buying the whole beans recently. i currently have el salvador los planes, its pretty great. the problem is that at ninth st its hella expensive ($15/bag i think).

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                Nehna RE: mrnyc Oct 7, 2008 06:12 AM

                I'm planning to pick up a bag very soon - I need to get through the bag of D&D House blend that I got as a gift *and* a bag of Mud coffee first :( Mud is good stuff btw, if you havent tried it.

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            mariacooks RE: lambretta76 Oct 6, 2008 10:30 AM

            Yeah, it's in Red Hook too at Kevin's, a new place on Van Brunt at Pioneer. I was there last weekend - delicious fresh ground, not a hint of bitterness, had it with a cappuccino brownie, mmmm ambrosia ...

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              Brigita RE: mariacooks Oct 24, 2008 09:06 AM

              Just got back from another trip to Portland, OR, and had a pristine mocha at Stumptown as usual, and brought back 3 pounds of coffee. When does Van Brunt open? It's too good for me to not be there the second it does.

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